In Memory of
of Troutbeck who
died 23 April 1836
Aged 80 Years
We claimed the seat next to the church door as somewhere to eat our dinner and after reading the inscription on this headstone, we had a brief conversation about how fleeting our time is and how we should make the best of that time. Because, to state the obvious, someday it'll all be over.
And on that cheery note I'll leave you with a quote from the play 'A Man for all Seasons'.
"Death . . . comes for us all, my lords. Yes, even for Kings he comes, to whom amidst all their Royalty and brute strength he will neither kneel nor make them any reverence nor pleasantly desire them to come forth, but roughly grasp them by the very breast and rattle them until they be stark dead!"